GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (GZA) is currently seeking a Geotechnical/Dam Safety Engineer with 0 to 6 years of engineering experience for our Dam and Levee Safety Group in our Norwood, Massachusetts office. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of project managers and/or principals. A strong academic record, solid understanding of civil and geotechnical engineering principles, and a desire work on dams and levees are essential for this position. Previous work experience on dams/levees is preferred but not required.
Primary Responsibilities May Include:
Conducting fieldwork including dam and levee safety inspections, planning and observing subsurface explorations and instrumentation installations, performing construction monitoring for dam and levee rehabilitation and dam removal projects.
Executing engineering analyses such as seepage and slope stability analyses of embankment dams and levees, toe drain and filter designs, gravity dam stability analyses, etc.
Writing drafts of field reports, inspection/engineering reports, technical specifications, and permitting applications.
Assisting the design of dam and levee rehabilitation projects including stability improvements, overtopping protection, seepage control, etc.
Preparing construction plans for dam rehabilitations and dam removals.
Performing cost/quantity estimates and project scheduling.
Assisting with submittal reviews and requests for information during construction.
Communicating effectively and efficiently with contractors, clients and team members
BS degree in Civil Engineering is required
MS degree in Civil Engineering with a geotechnical focus is preferred
0 - 6 years of professional work experience is preferred.
Strong communication, problem solving, and organizational skills are required.
Strong Microsoft Offices is required; AutoCAD and ArcMap proficiency are preferred
Experience or academic training with geotechnical computer software packages such as SEEP/W, SLOPE/W, and finite element analysis software such as PLAXIS is a plus, but not required.
Experience with the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and/or the New York City Department of Environmental Protection is preferred.
Occasional out-of-town travel will be required. Candidate must have consistent means of transportation to/from project sites
GZA’s Dam and Levee Safety Group is made up predominately by geotechnical engineers. Typical project teams include hydrologic and hydraulic engineers from our Water Resources Group and ecological professionals from our Natural Resource Group. GZA’s Norwood Dam and Levee Safety Group routinely executes project in the New England and Mid-Atlantic States and occasionally in other areas of the country.
GZA is a leader in providing quality engineering consulting services to a diverse and exciting client base. We attract experienced professionals who understand proactive client service, safety, risk management and loss prevention practices, quality control, teamwork, and mentoring of younger staff. We seek employees who enjoy their work, desire continuous opportunities for learning, and want to contribute to the vision and growth of a quality, employee-owned, professional firm.
GZA values diversity and is committed to providing an accepting and inclusive work environment for all employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. GZA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, marital or veteran status, age or other protected status.
This is a full time position